Top Poolside Halloween Party Must Haves for Fall Outdoor Living

Fall is here, and with it comes one of the most creative holidays you can decorate for and celebrate. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to turn your outdoor living space into a ghoulish haunt or dress it up for a fun vintage-inspired haunting dinner party. Whatever your tastes, bringing your backyard into the celebration will not only keep things unique, it will also give your guests the chance to enjoy the perfect Halloween outdoors. Here are a few creative ideas to bring out your inner Halloween enthusiast to make your outdoor oasis festive.

  1. Carved Pumpkins. Sure, pumpkins are a Halloween staple, but setting up a perimeter around your pool with the most festively carved pumpkins? Now that’s fun. Grab your kids and have them invite their friends over for a pumpkin-carving party. Once all of your jack-o’-lanterns are ready, line your pool or place them throughout your landscaping to create a soft glow perfect for celebrating the season.
  2. Floating Skeletons. Amp up the fun when you strategically place a full-sized skeleton inside a black inner tube and float it around the pool. Don’t forget to dress your skeleton accordingly by using an extra pair of swim trunks or swim suit.
  3. Table-Top Décor. Forget the campy plastic Halloween décor everyone else will have at their Halloween party. Think outside of the box by visiting your local second-hand store and picking out some vintage items that will give your outdoor seating area a creepy, old-fashioned feel perfect for a haunting ambiance. Think old lace tablecloths, candelabras, glass jars of different sizes and cast-iron dishes. Remember that anything you purchase you can easily save and use for years to come.
  4. Lifelike Apparitions. Go over the top with this DIY Halloween decoration idea – human size chicken wire ghosts. Strategically place these glow in the dark apparitions throughout your yard for the perfect ghoulish delight. To learn more, read here:

Halloween is the perfect time to get as creative and as creepy as you wish, and by incorporating your outdoor living space into the festivities, you’re sure to open up even more of an opportunity to be the best haunted house on the block.


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